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Re: [gmane.emacs.bugs] Emacs fails to start properly if the current work

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: [gmane.emacs.bugs] Emacs fails to start properly if the current working directory is on a vfat or ntfs filesystem
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 00:44:30 +0900

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
> That's indeed what we should do.  If and when we ever get support for
> filesystem-knowledge in the code, we may revisit this choice, but for
> now, please someone change the code that auto-generates those filenames
> to avoid characters known to be problematic.  Or better yet: to only
> use those chars expected to be always work.

Isn't that sort of dangerous?  If Emacs only uses characters which are
_garanteed_ to work on any no matter how stupid, that would seem to
dramatically increase the chances of a clash with a real filename...


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